Mutual Decision

HAMPTON, Va. – It was down to North Carolina and Kentucky for Troy Williams—until it wasn't. The 6-foot-7, 190-pounder from Phoebus (Va.) High School discussed in full detail about why he postponed his decision and provided an updated look at the state of his recruitment.

"Still undecided, you know, it was Kentucky and Carolina," Williams said of where things stand. "I talked to my uncle [Boo Williams]. We decided to open it back up."

Williams talked more from this weekend's Southern Jam Fest about why he decided to postpone his decision.

"I wasn't really ready yet," he explained. "I talked to my uncle, I talked to him that day and we were going do it, but . . . I was undecided."

The No. 27-ranked player by Scout.com in the crop of rising seniors (class of 2013) was guided by the advice of his uncle.

"Just talking to him, he thought I should look at a little bit more schools and see how I feel," Williams said.

As for which schools are on his list at this point, Williams remarked, "It's still kind of two. I've just been in touch with four other schools."

Those four programs are Louisville, Georgetown, South Carolina, and Florida, all of whom Williams claims offers from.

Regarding offers, Williams said that he still does have scholarship offers from both UNC and UK as well. He noted that he did not try to verbally commit to either program.

Did the decision to hold off on a commitment come solely from him and his uncle or did the schools wanting him to hold off for a bit as they work out their scholarship situations play a part?

"It's like a little bit of both," Williams said. "[They wanted to] see me play a little bit more. A little bit of both."

The four-star prospect touched a bit more on what the coaching staffs at UNC and UK said about his decision to postpone his commitment.

"They really both were for it," Williams said. "They both thought I was rushing it. They both thought it was a good idea. They're both still recruiting me."

Williams, who no longer has a timetable for a commitment, said that he is unsure right now of whether he will ultimately end up selecting one of those two initial finalists.

"They're both really good schools, both really good academic schools," Williams said of UNC and UK. "(They) play my style of play. The head coaches really stood out to me."

Since slowing down the process, Williams said that his camp has been in touch with coaches from both of those institutions.

"Yeah, I have talked to Coach [Steve] Robinson," Williams said, "My uncle talked to coach Roy [Williams] and coach Cal [from UK]."

As for those conversations that he has had with UNC assistant coach Steve Robinson, Williams explained what they have been discussing of late.

"Just my [game]," Williams said. "Not what they want out of me, but what they think I can do [and what] they want me to work on."

While for some kids postponing a decision past a set date when he expected to end the process could be stressful, that has not been the case for Williams.

"No, not really stressful," Williams said. "Wake up one day, thought I was going do it, then wake up the next day, I didn't. [I am] not rushing anything."

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